Table 2: Bivariate associations between independent variables and prostate cancer screening.

Prostate cancer testing OR (95% confidence interval)

Health insurance (ref: no)
 Yes2.12 (1.784–2.512)
Cholesterol knowledge (ref: no)1.00
 Yes4.20 (3.293–5.359)
Smokes cigarettes (ref: no)1.00
 Yes 0.45 (0.354–0.580)
Received information on prostate cancer prevention (ref: no)1.00
 Yes 1.38 (1.175–1.623)
Education (ref: none)1.00
 Primary2.02 (1.427–2.863)
 Secondary2.79 (1.923–4.016)
 Tertiary and higher7.27 (4.774–10.536)
Listen to radio (ref: none)1.00
 Often1.27 (0.864–1.87)
 Very often1.56 (1.106–2.187)
Watch television (ref: none)1.00
 Often1.48 (0.937–2.367)
 Very often1.97 (1.295–2.941)
Age of respondent (ref: 40–44)1.00
 45–491.88 (1.497–2.364)
 50–542.73 (2.159–3.455)
 55–604.32 (3.403–5.508)
Marital status (ref: never married)1.00
 Married4.89 (3.011–7.956)
 Separated2.71 (1.626–4.499)
Religion (ref: Catholic)1.00
 Other Christians0.94 (0.752–1.176)
 No religion0.69 (0.572–0.838)
Region of residence (ref: 0)1.00
 I1.07 (0.742–1.535)
 II1.29 (0.908–1.821)
 III1.28 (0.904–1.838)
 IV0.64 (0.429–0.957)
 V0.87 (0.606–1.262)
 VI0.85 (0.588–1.231)
 VII1.18 (0.825–1.694)
 VIII0.95 (0.667–1.367)
Place of residence (ref: urban)1.00
 Rural0.76 (0.625–0.923)
Wealth (ref: poorer)1.00
 Poor1.39 (1.069–1.808)
 Middle2.19 (1.700–2.817)
 Richer3.49 (2.708–4.498)
 Richest6.41 (4.918–8.346)

Standard errors in parentheses , .